The Funky Republic Ti7000 is one of the most recent disposable vapes from the business that brought you the wildly successful Elf Bar brand. It is one of just two devices in the new line, the other being the smaller Fi3000 model.
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Each Funky Republic includes roughly 13ml of 50mg/ml vape juice vaporized by a 1.2 mesh coil and is expected to last for 7000 puffs. The vape comes in a variety of well-known flavors, with a focus on fruit and sweet flavors.
It also has a digital display for keeping track of battery and juice levels in the device, which is unusual for a disposable vape, rather than the basic LED lights that are more typically seen.
Funky Republic TI7000 Build Quality
The Funky Republic Ti7000 is a huge gadget, yet its oval form makes it comfortable to carry. Discreet vaping may be difficult unless you have enormous hands, but it isn't much of a design problem. Vapes with this claimed puff count aren't usually small devices.
The body is smooth and glossy, with a tiny, textured section for enhanced grip where your thumb naturally rests. The top part and flat-style mouthpiece are also shiny, making them easy to clean.
The branding is minimal, and these vapes, at least in some colors, appear rather elegant in the hand. The colors change depending on the flavor of the vape, for example, green for apples, purple for berries, and so on. Dark reds, blues, and greens appeal to me more, yet bright colors are not uncommon in disposables.
The device's bottom is large and flat, so it won't tumble over if it collides with the surface it's set on. The only time the Funky Republic Ti7000 must be placed on its side is during charging, as the base also houses the USB-C connector.
Overall, it has a rather normal design for a large-capacity disposable vape. There's nothing fresh or intriguing to see here, people.
Funky Republic Vape: Tech Specs
This isn't very feature-rich. After all, like other modern disposables, it's intended to be inexpensive and simple to use. It does, however, have a handful of notable tricks up its sleeve.
There aren't many disposables on the market with a digital display that shows the remaining battery and ejuice levels. That quickly distinguishes the Funky Republic vapes. The Liquid Crystal Display isn't particularly detailed, and it's quite little, but it's a helpful feature that would be appreciated on more throwaway gadgets. The display is buried in the bezel that runs down the side of the Ti7000, so you won't see it until you're vaping.
A 600mAh rechargeable battery powers these vapes. That's not the greatest capacity I've seen, but it's comparable to a few other disposables. Charging is done using USB-C, as is currently standard, which makes it rather speedy. It takes roughly 30 minutes to charge from low battery alert to full charge.
The gadget has no buttons, implying that it is exclusively operated by drawing. You have only six little holes on the bottom of the vape for airflow control, and they are so close together that you may cover all of them or none of them.
Given that these vapes are created by the same individuals who make Elfbars, it's not unexpected that they use the same QUAQ coil as their other products. In a word, if you've never heard of this coil technology, it's meant to deliver superior flavor and flavor consistency while consuming less vape juice every puff. All of the disposables I've tried with this sort of coil have lived up to their claims, and the Ti7000s appear to be no exception.
This coil technology might explain why there is only 12.8ml of liquid inside the vaporizer. I was expecting 15ml or more for a gadget that claims 7000 puffs, thus the amount was a pleasant surprise.
Funky Republic Flavors
The Ti7000 series is available in 25 flavors out of which I had the opportunity to try six of the launch flavors, which represented a decent cross-section of those offered.
Knowing that these vapes were manufactured by the same firm that manufactures Elfbar, I assumed I knew what to anticipate. There were a few surprises, which kept things intriguing. Here's what I thought of the Ti7000 flavors I had the opportunity to try.
Easily the most delightful flavor, and one that I don't recall seeing in the typical disposable flavor array. It has the sweet fruit flavor I expected, but with a more nuanced flavor that includes a tinge of ice. Very excellent, and something I would purchase again.
Passionfruit Kiwi Lime
This is a well-known and well-liked flavor combination. The passion fruit flavor is clearly the most prevalent, although it is balanced off by the lime and faint kiwi flavor. It was exactly the proper amount of sweetness for my preferences, and it was almost refreshing to use.
Watermelon ice is a flavor I like and loathe. It's a staple for many other throwaway brands. Without the ice end, I'd find this way too sweet and nearly candy-like, but with it, I can like it in modest quantities. However, if you prefer this flavor combination elsewhere in the vaping industry,
My go-to vape juice is usually a berry blend with menthol and a bit of aniseed. I suppose this flavor would taste like this if the aniseed was removed and the berries were increased. Again, too sugary for my tastes, but wonderfully fruity and refreshing in the heat. It nearly tastes juicy, if that makes sense.
The Funky Republic Vape delivers a vaping experience that most of us would expect from a throwaway. The draw activation makes it simple to use and consistent enough to deliver a good lungful of vapor with each hit.
The draw is medium to tight, providing an excellent MTL inhale, and can be readily tightened further by blocking the bottom airflow ports. The 50/50 vape juice has a powerful throat hit that isn't too harsh, and each puff is tasty.